About With Our Aloha
We are a group of Hawaiian residents, farmers, artists, crafters and entrepreneurs who have joined together to offer our gifts to the world.
The company itself was founded by Sarah Hair and John Gentile.
After a few years living on the Big Island of Hawaii, I discovered that all of my friends and neighbors do extraordinary work that simply did not get enough recognition. I made the decision to show Hawaiian crafts, art, gifts, flowers and leis as a way to offer more variety to our customers and to stimulate our local economy.
We specialize in special orders and custom requests. Everything from flower and lei selection for your wedding to custom gift baskets for your corporate promotion. If you have a special request, are looking for special items, or need a custom quote for a corporate event or promotion, we will take care of the arrangements and to give ideas.
Cheryl is our candle maker, with dozens of designs, and new ones to choose from all the time, Cheryl always surprises us with her clever candle designs.
Melia's company gathers flower essences from the rain forest and creates amazing bath salts, soaps, lotions, and body sprays using all natural plant materials, many of which are gathered by hand in the rain forest of Hawaii.
Our protea wreaths and baskets come from upcountry Maui where the weather is perfect for exotic protea. If you have ever driven to the top of Haleakala to watch the sunrise you have passed the farm. The flowers are harvested and handwoven into wreaths, or added to a special container to make an arranged basket. Some baskets use a green coconut leaf basket which is hand woven just for us by local craftsmen.
Together we are working hard to provide our customers with a wide variety of hand made art, crafts, and local products, and feel honored to have this opportunity to share our unique gifts with you.
We believe that working together we can help to preserve Hawaii’s heritage and care for this land by gently utilizing the resources found here in this gorgeous place. We stimulate the local economy by using only Hawaiian and Hawaii made products, and help to keep Hawaiian heritage alive by offering traditional Hawaiian gifts.
Our gifts are hand made by local artists right here in the Hawaiian Islands. We take great pride in having the very best selection of gifts and crafts. All of our art is hand made with pride from local residents living on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Island of Maui, and the Island of Oahu.
We hope that you will remember us when you need to send a gift, flowers, or just want to treat yourself.
Thank you for supporting Hawaii's people and helping to preserve Hawaii's heritage through empowering artists of Hawaii to be self-sufficient.
The 'With Our Aloha' Team